April 26, Reading 3 – Mark 15:24-47

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SAA Notes

Mark’s account of the Temple curtain is given in a way that would tell most with Romans – as witnessed by the Centurion’s testimony. The torn curtain showed most effectively that in Jesus’ death and abandonment sin had been atoned for in a most remarkable and eternal way.

SJA Notes

It shouldn’t surprise us today the lengths people will go to in order to stay secure in their blindness to reality. We see stubborn hearts and blind eyes today as we see them back at Golgotha.

Look at these people, they walked past and shook their heads at Jesus!

The King of Kings, made a mockery as though He was in stocks getting rotten fruit thrown at Him.

Jesus was made to seem of little importance by folk out on their evening stroll; Folk who knew what He had said about destroying the temple, and in quoting Him didn’t even realise they were seeing that truth in front of their very eyes!

“Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross!”

How thankful we can be that Jesus chose to save us instead, to die on the cross, be buried and crush the serpent’s head.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Father God,

Please open the eyes of those around us we pray, that we would see Your kingdom spread.

Please save and sanctify Your people Lord God.

This we pray,

Amen.

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